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jointedrail
February 17th, 2016, 11:22 PM
Lots of new content up for grabs, stop by and see what's new. The Inspection Train pack is on Pre-Order for a special price until 2/21. Estimated Delivery is 3/31/16. Take advantage of the savings now! The DYNO car will be scripted with some awesome surprises.

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davesnow
February 17th, 2016, 11:46 PM
"Play with the Best" --- Man you're not kidding..... looks SOOOOO good!

jonwray
February 18th, 2016, 12:03 AM
I'll be sure to buy that when I have some money saved up again after renewing my CC membership... That NS C39-8 looks awesome! It's one of the only ex-CR locomotives I've seen IRL. The unit I've ever seen in actual CR paint is EIRR #2242 which is ex PRR.

Railwoodman
February 18th, 2016, 12:34 AM
Oh boy... new PRR sweet:D All of them look fantastic too

Matt

boc61
February 18th, 2016, 08:28 AM
Looks like I'll be spending some money this weekend

And taking my wife out for dinner as a diversion.

Chadd04
February 18th, 2016, 02:57 PM
Does the NS c39-8 have ditch lights on the front?

TRDevlDog
February 18th, 2016, 06:04 PM
I purchased the NS C39-8, when I tried to install it I got the "Unable to open the CDP file for reading" error. Thinking my computer may have developed a CDP reading problem, I downloaded the custom cab and a couple freeware things that installed fine. So I re-downloaded the 39-8 file again several times, getting the same problem as before each time I tried to install. Any help is appreciated. I'm using Trainz 12, SP1HF4.

jbaxter1964
February 18th, 2016, 06:12 PM
I purchased the NS C39-8, when I tried to install it I got the "Unable to open the CDP file for reading" error. Thinking my computer may have developed a CDP reading problem, I downloaded the custom cab and a couple freeware things that installed fine. So I re-downloaded the 39-8 file again several times, getting the same problem as before each time I tried to install. Any help is appreciated. I'm using Trainz 12, SP1HF4.


Same issue here with the NS C39-8. Standing by...

ekankal
February 18th, 2016, 08:40 PM
And same issue here too.

// Erik from Sweden

22alpha
February 18th, 2016, 08:49 PM
Try it now, CDP uploaded again.

Mike

TRDevlDog
February 18th, 2016, 08:51 PM
Works now, thanks Mike!

norfolksouthern37
February 19th, 2016, 12:56 AM
I'll be sure to buy that when I have some money saved up again after renewing my CC membership... That NS C39-8 looks awesome! It's one of the only ex-CR locomotives I've seen IRL. The unit I've ever seen in actual CR paint is EIRR #2242 which is ex PRR.

But this one is not ex-CR as it is part of a SOU/NS order. It even has long hood forward situated cab controls.


Does the NS c39-8 have ditch lights on the front?

You are looking at the front, and no, this version is as they arrived on the system. If you want to wait I'll have ditchlights on both ends in a future release.

poolboy
February 19th, 2016, 04:35 AM
just installed tfx 134 arn no arn on some jr locomotives and rolling stock

cascaderailroad
February 19th, 2016, 08:19 AM
Maybe those particular assets you are looking at do not have ARN ?

Chadd04
February 19th, 2016, 03:24 PM
If you want to wait I'll have ditchlights on both ends in a future release.
Very well I shall wait.
Pre-ordered the inspection set, should be fun to play around with.

norfolksouthern37
February 19th, 2016, 06:31 PM
here is a cab shot of that C39-8 btw. I dont think it's been mentioned it is a long hood forward control type.

http://jrpcloud.com/files/screenshots/scr_56bd23b8d585a.jpg

cascaderailroad
February 19th, 2016, 07:30 PM
Does it have 2 control stands ... one for short hood forward running too ?

Chadd04
February 19th, 2016, 07:34 PM
Does it have 2 control stands ... one for short hood forward running too ?
Judging by the seating arrangement I'd say no.

Conrail45
February 19th, 2016, 08:59 PM
Does it have 2 control stands ... one for short hood forward running too ?

Nope! If I'm correct (which I may not be) the engineers would simply spin their chairs around for short hood forward running when they did.

cvkiwi
February 19th, 2016, 10:13 PM
Ok Let me get this right
If I do not pre order the inspection train this week I well miss out on the train
and not be able to get the train ever?
Am I Right?

Chris Sullivan
OTAGO
NEW ZEALAND

22alpha
February 19th, 2016, 10:26 PM
No you can still get it, just not with a discount. It would be full price after Sunday.

Thanks.

Mike

norfolksouthern37
February 19th, 2016, 11:03 PM
Does it have 2 control stands ... one for short hood forward running too ?

no this was not as common as is often believed. NW did this on some locomotives early on and there are some real early diesels that had this on other roads and specialty units but not these. SOU was pretty much always a single control, long hood forward from the SD45 on. (NS corp was controlling SOU by the time these C39-8s came on the scene). There are NW versions of the C39-8 too with slight differences but even those are single control like these.

DominikB
February 20th, 2016, 04:14 AM
no this was not as common as is often believed. NW did this on some locomotives early on and there are some real early diesels that had this on other roads and specialty units but not these. SOU was pretty much always a single control, long hood forward from the SD45 on. (NS corp was controlling SOU by the time these C39-8s came on the scene). There are NW versions of the C39-8 too with slight differences but even those are single control like these.
what was the advantage of long hood forward?

cascaderailroad
February 20th, 2016, 06:01 AM
So they could pretend that they were a GG1 :hehe:

For collision protection ... but it must have taken a keenly attentive conductor to watch the other side, and must have been awfully hard to see what you were doing with that hood blocking your view

In the wayback days there were oftentimes 5 men crews on a train, 2 in the caboose

MeowRailroad
February 20th, 2016, 07:30 AM
I have heard that long hood forward/high hoods were brought about as a union agreement so that the engineer would need a conductor to see on the other side of the engine. If there's a short hood, he can see across it. But with a long hood or high hood, it blocks their view so they need a conductor to see. I think that the collision safety wasn't the original reason, but just an added benefit. In other cases, long hoods were set up so that the train crew would feel more at home if they were used to running steam engines.

boc61
February 20th, 2016, 08:48 AM
Normally, the long hood is the rear of the locomotive. For early hood unit (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hood_unit) models, this was not the case; railroads preferred to run with the long hood at the front and the cab at the rear (referred to as operating long hood forward or LHF). It is a common misconception that locomotives were run LHF to provide greater protection, although it may have been a secondary benefit. Southern Railway and Norfolk and Western Railway operated their locomotives bidirectionally to make coal shifting more efficient. By putting the engineer on the right side with the Long Hood Forward, the engineer could see signals down the long hood and around the short hood for operations in both directions. [1] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_hood#cite_note-1) Later, preferences changed to having the short hood at the front and the long hood at the rear for better visibility and with the advent of Wide, or Comfort, cabs. Visibility became a deciding factor when more powerful engines required larger, visibility-obscuring radiator units.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_hood

Chadd04
February 20th, 2016, 02:31 PM
I think a modern c39-8 would look good in the South Bay scheme.

CJLIStrickland
February 20th, 2016, 05:36 PM
I agree with Chad and raise that to PVR colors old or new!